Friday, June 29, 2007

a meme

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

So, I actually was tagged for this by my friend Rose. Sorry, Rose, I forgot. And thanks, Aaron, for the second tag to help get me out a my blogging funk.
Here it goes...
1. I spoke my own language as a child. Even had a name for it.. Katu-meenu. What is really strange is that my older sister could translate for me. It wasn't until I was around 3 that I could speak English clearly.
2. I was baptized at a waterslide park.
3. I lived in a foreign country for ten years yet never learned the language and never felt at home. ( I regret that)
4. While in that foreign country I appeared in two different television commercials for Del Monte juice and one magazine ad for hair perm solution. All at the age of 13. They are pretty hilarious!
5. I once applied make up and fixed the hair of a 75 year old woman as she lay naked on the floor of the shower she had just slipped in. She wanted to make sure she looked good when the handsome paramedics arrived to help her. The memory of her always makes me smile.
6. I talk to myself a lot. Maybe, I think out loud, is a better way of putting that. Makes me sound less crazy.
7. I accidentally killed my beloved pet parakeet. I then lay him in a tampon box with a poem expressing my grief and buried him in the yard. I was 14.
8. I still know all the words to the songs in the HI-TOPS musical that was a big hit in a lot of So-Cal churches in the 80's. Regretfully, I no longer remember all the dance moves. Darn. Anybody else remember that one? ..."Look at me run with my hi-tops on!"...

There you have it..I really can't think of 8 people to tag. I 'll just say, Evan and Raina, since their blogs have been neglected for some time now.


RainaRo said...

Hey, I just put up some new pictures...those tag facts about me are going to be hard to come up with..."Look at you run, look at you run, look at you, look at you, look at you"......(you know that's on video somewhere).

Mimi said...

Interesting facts - what country?

And, giggling at wanting to look good for the paramedics. Snicker.

annie said...

My parents were missionaries in the Philippines. We moved there was I was 8. I left upon graduating from high school. I've been back once since then but my parents live in England now.
I liked your facts. I didn't know all of them, either. The pictures are great!

Xenia Kathryn said...

Why am I not surprised that you were a model? :D You're gorgeous!

It was great to read your facts! Thanks for sharing.

p.s. can your next blog be written in Katu-meenu next time?

Bluecanopy said...

Ooh, good suggestion on that Katu-meenu post...water slide park, now I've heard it all.

Ariana said...

Oh, I vividly remember the trauma of your parakeet's unfortunate end. That was pretty sad. And I definitely remember HI-TOPS! How come you never showed me the dance moves, Annie?

doro said...

ha! i totally remember that musical, but alas, not the dance moves.

annie said...

xenia kathryn,
Trust me, the "modeling" I did in the Philippines is NOTHING for me to brag about. I just figured it was a fact most people didn't know about me. If only I could show all of you those commercials or that horrible ad where they tried to make me look like I am 30 when I was only in middleschool. They are really quite funny.

Mimi said...

The Philippines, how fascinating! My brother-in-law is half-Filipino, but I have to admit, I know next to nothing about his culture.

Paul & Kameron Morton said...

Hi-Tops... Crystal Lewis' big debut into the world of music (LOL)... I remember very vividly the "nerd love" song and the poignant (LOL) ballad at the end. I remember the dance moves for one song, sad to say.

Rebecca said...

Look at you run.
Look at you run.
Look at you, look at you, look at. Look at you, look at you, look at.
Look at you run in your HI-TOPS!


(I'm writing a post about seeing a kid wear a pair of pink hi-tops, like I owned for this musical and came across your blog. Stop by in a few minutes to check it out, if you'd like.)